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No trace of grandfather in 1891 or 1901 census?

I note that Charles Thomas Gigg was baptised on 13 Feb 1887 at St James Norlands, Kensington. His mother is given as Hannah Sarah Gigg, of 5 Mary's Place, single: Source: Ancestry.co.uk, London, ...
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Where is Oulu Impijats/Impitaja/Impijas Finland?

The place is Ii - one of the shortest place names in Finland! Therefore it was often expressed more clearly as "Iin pitäjä(s)" which means roughly "Ii's parish" or "Ii's socken" (see e.g. https://en....
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Is Unregistered Death possible after 1900 in U.S.?

An article at ohiohistory.org seems to have some clues as to where to look, and has some general information on the requirements in Ohio at that time. It appears your relative may have died during a ...
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Death before certificates were issued statewide in Georgia?

Georgia registration of deaths statewide began in 1919 and was generally complied with by 1922. But there may be records at the local level. Unfortunately, marriage records in Georgia didn't record ...
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UK death certificate details in 1908

There is no such thing as a UK death certificate This question highlights a common misconception that the UK is more or less equivalent to England, but for genealogical purposes it is important to ...
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Where are the Nov 1908 to May 1909 Islington Workhouse, Highgate Hill Infirmary records online?

I finally found one of them, under an area I thought I'd already checked but I now find there are a huge amount of un-indexed records there. These contain re-take fragments of other records mixed in ...
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Finding marriage record using Massachusetts Marriage Index?

You can find the images for the marriage register on FamilySearch. Log in to FamilySearch and select Search > Catalog. Select "Search by Place" and type Massachusetts. Select "United States, ...
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UK death certificate details in 1908

One thing to bear in mind is that from 1904 onwards certificates tend to use euphemistic addresses for workhouses. As http://workhouses.org.uk/addresses/ explains the Registrar General directed that ...
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UK death certificate details in 1908

The informant on a death certificate has to be legally "qualified" to give the information. There is an order of precedence for qualification starting with a family relative, but can also, in a case ...
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UK death certificate details in 1908

An England & Wales Death Certificate ordered from the General Register Office will contain a scanned image of the registrars written transcript. In more or less the same format as a Birth ...
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Death before certificates were issued statewide in Georgia?

For deaths you can also check with the local historical society for the County, and see if they have any death indexes that might pre-date the official death certificates. I'm thinking earlier ...
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Tracing ancestor CF Evans who died in World War 2 (aged 39 in 1945)?

If I am correct the Charles Fredrick Evans as required by you is listed as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery. His service number was 1801591 and you could follow him up on line via Forces war records, ...
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What is San Francisco lodge- No. 2, K. R. A?

I located the obituary for your great grandfather in the The San Francisco Call, dated 18 November 1908. This obituary mentions a different lodge: As you can see, in addition to some wonderful ...
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Time difference between banns and marriage

The Marriage Act 1753, formally "An Act for the Better Preventing of Clandestine Marriage" ( and popularly known as Lord Hardwicke's Act), required that banns had to be called or a marriage licence ...
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Chruszow, Poland,1901

It does seem that the province shown in your document for both the birthplace and the desired destination is "Śląsk". That is the polish word for the Silesia region of Poland which existed ...
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Finding cause of death in 1909 for Scotsman James McMillan in Nagasaki, Japan?

My first port of call to find a cause of death would be a death certificate. As this person was a Scot and he died abroad this may not be as straightforward as it seems. Fortunately McMillan appears ...
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Alternative spellings of Polish surname Swider?

If Andrew had emigrated from Poland, then his original surname quite probably was "Świder". By simply dropping diacritics we get "Swider". Someone who would care for phonetics, could make "Shwider" ...
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Where would I find a copy of a US patent from 1905?

Google actually have a special search engine for US patents at https://www.google.co.uk/advanced_patent_search but it doesn't seem to have much luck finding this one. A bit of fiddling reveals that ...
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What month was Allie Tharp born as shown in 1900 U.S. census?

To my eye the two samples you have pointed out seem to read "Un" for unknown. I suggest you look for other instances on the surrounding pages, and then look in other record groups for those ...
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Where is town Mieljkow in early 20th century Russia?

Best guess: Milejkava (Мілэйкава), Belarus -- which was also known as Mileykovo, Grodno Gubernia (province), Russian Empire. Russian town names that end in -kovo were sometimes written as -kow, and ...
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Deciphering a word from a Spanish birth record (1903 Latin America)

I believe the word is oriunda, meaning native to Granada. The dot on the i has strayed forward a little and the minims are difficult to differentiate. The word also appears in the entry above and is ...
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Looking for the 1901 census record of Annie Elizabeth Ward

It looks to me like she was at her parents house for the 1901 census and was (wrongly) enumerated under her maiden name as Ann E Campbell and also as single... If you don't have ancestry the reference ...
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Reading word on 1908 death certificate from New South Wales?

It looks like "About" (compare it with the same word in the next column), which would make the entry read: Glasgow, Scotland. About 4 years, Victoria; 29 years, South Australia; 14 days, N.S....
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What is Census occupation named Folder Work?

My best guess for the original is the 1901 Census in Lewisham, Class: RG13; Piece: 545; Folio: 107; Page: 10. Here is a clipping from that page: The original text for Henry's occupation is rather ...
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Time difference between banns and marriage

The 1904 banns may have still been regarded as valid (and it would be for the officiating vicar to decide, if the marriage was to take place in a CofE church) - but there are a number of other ...
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Where is Oulu Impijats/Impitaja/Impijas Finland?

The city of Oulu Finland is located in Northern Finland within the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. I searched modern names of the different areas looking for "Impijats" "Impitaja", "Impijas"...
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What does the term "domestic" mean on the 1901 Manitoba census?

The term domestic in a census record is very likely to refer to occupations that are associated with working in a household. For an example, see this passage from Melanie Buddle's book The Business ...
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How to get birth and death cerificate from Istanbul, Turkey in 1902-1905?

I was successful in obtaining my Romanian ancestors' certificates many years ago by hiring a researcher in Romania. He went to the District Office and obtained and sent me photocopies of the ...
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